Qualifications and Experience

I am a qualified UKCP registered psychotherapist (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) trained at the Metanoia Institute. I have a degree in psychology, an MSc in Intelligent Systems, an MSc in Psychotherapy, a diploma in hypnotherapy and solution focussed therapy and a certificate and diploma in supervision. Along with these qualifications I have been working with adults and young people for the last 30 years as a counsellor and psychotherapist. In addition I have managed a counselling service for young people: selecting, training, supervising and supporting counsellors. I am a member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Counselling Psychology. I have also taught counselling at Birkbeck College (London University), West Thames College, Brunel University and Metanoia Institute.

Supervision
I have been supervising counsellors and youth workers for the last 20 years. I have trained with Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development and with London Centre for Psychodrama in supervision.

Areas of Specialism
Each person is different and it is important to feel comfortable with your counsellor so that you can work through whatever might be troubling you. My integrative approach aims to meet the varying needs of my clients. I work individually with clients who bring a range of issues including relationship difficulties; anxiety; overwhelming emotions; issues around sexuality; OCD; self esteem; depression. Psychotherapy has been shown to be effective with a wide range of problems and is more often better than doing nothing or only taking medication.